Falmouth, ME (PressExposure) September 16, 2011 -- You might say donating her time is a habit-or habitat-for Gregg. Since relocating to Falmouth after her retirement from the CIA in 2000, she's been an active volunteer for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland, doing everything from pounding nails to raising funds for Habitat homes in Falmouth, Naples, Portland and Cumberland. Gregg has also been an active organizer of and participant in St. Mary's Episcopal Church of Falmouth's outreach projects that have included generating hands-on and financial support in recent years for organizations such as Safe Passage, Gary's house, the Falmouth Food Pantry and St. Elizabeth's Essential Needs Pantry.
More recently, she turned her focus to the management of S. Mary's "Souper Supper", a sit-down supper of soup, bread, salad and desserts offered free of charge twice monthly to the greater Portland community. For those efforts, Gregg received "Tireless Neighbor" honors.
"It's a little dizzying listening to Jennifer's list of charitable endeavors, not to mention her service to our country" said Tim Haley, owner of Haley's Tire. "We are extremely lucky to have somebody like Jennifer who not only chose to live in this community but make it a better place with her work with Habitat and St. Mary's in Falmouth. She's an extremely worthy recipient of our Tireless Neighbor award."
Each month, Haley's Tire & Service Center recognizes somebody in the four communities they serve-Augusta, Bangor, Biddeford and Falmouth-for going above and beyond the call of duty for the communities in which they live. Candidates are nominated by fellow citizens, who submit a short description as to why a particular nominee should be that month's Tireless Neighbor. The entry that makes the most compelling case, as determined by Haley's Tire staff, receives the Tireless Neighbor honor, which includes a free oil change (a $29.95 value) at any Haley's Tire location.
Gregg was nominated for the Tireless Neighbor award by her friend, Talie Harris, a fellow volunteer at St. Mary's.
"I spent almost 30 years with the CIA working mostly overseas. When it was time to retire, I decided I was going to pick a place where I could experience an American community," said Gregg. "By living in Falmouth and working with Habitat and St. Mary's, I've been able to fulfill the dream of being part of a community and that's a reward unto itself. Being recognized for that is just icing on the cake."
Haley's Tire honors a Tireless Neighbor once a month in the four communities it serves. People can nominate a Tireless Neighbor by sending an e-mail of 200 words or less to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please remember to include your name and telephone number as well as the name and telephone number or e-mail of the person they are nominating. Written nominations can be dropped off or mailed to any Haley's Tire & Service Center. The locations and mailing address of the four Haley's Tire & Service Center are below:
Haley's Tire & Service Center Augusta - 300 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330
Haley's Tire & Service Center Bangor - 47 Bangor Mall Blvd, Bangor, ME 04401
Haley's Tire & Service Center Biddeford - 124 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04001
Haley's Tire & Service Center Falmouth - Route 1 Falmouth Shop Center, Falmouth, ME 04105
In addition to being an authorized Goodyear, Dunlop and Kelly Tires dealer, Haley's Tire is a full-service repair shop. Besides making sure your tires have enough tread on them, Haley's offers a host of tune-up and maintenance services-- oil changes, alignments, brakes service (including free brake inspections), transmission maintenance-that can help motorists avoid the summer bummer, otherwise known as a breakdown while on a summer driving vacation.
For more information about Haley's Tire, including store locations and directions, please visit [http://www.haleystire.com].